9th Bi-annual International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM9) (NDM)
Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM9)
23 - 26 June 2009
Motivation – This paper describes ongoing PhD research to develop and evaluate practical tools for use by operators to manage and control their risks in a dynamic environment, before starting and while undertaking an activity/task. Research approach – Three different industries are examined: mining, railway and construction. In each, several different comparative high-risk activities are examined; for example, working at heights. Findings/Design – Initial observations are currently taking place, before subsequent detailed data collection. Research limitations/Implications – Final risk management and decision making tools developed will likely differ for application depending on the company’s maturity in risk management and level of risk by task/activity type. Originality/Value – This ongoing research explores the area of risk management and decision making, and is looking to marry together the appropriate common sets of systems and cognitive perspectives. Take away message – Practical tools, possibly computer-based, can be developed to help operators manage and control risks.